Let’s Get Fizzacle!! Straight Bubbles
- Maniscalco, Prosecco, NV – Veneto, Italy 4.5 9 36
Fresh, vibrant and pure delicoussness!
- Janz, Brut Rose, NV – (Pipers River) Tasmania, Australia 7.5 15 60
Rose petals, strawberries and cream spin out of control with this little devil!
- Voirin-Jumel, Blanc De Blanc, “Grand Cru” – Champagne, France 11 22 88
100% Chardonnay. Crisp, lean and delicate, velvety delicious with the salmon.
How bout bringing a little house mix to the party? Try our explosive Prosecco-based frothers, which change according to the season and menu.
- The Blueberry Jito (Prosecco, Blueberry Jammin, Mint) 10
Oh it’s different, but damn it’s delicious
- The Gingie (Prosecco & Ginger Syrup) 10
It’s blowing up by itself, but wait ‘til you have it with the salt cod croquetas
- Any of our banging bubble drinks can be made without the fun (booze) with Sparkling Cider. 6
- Funky Buddha, Hop Gun IPA, Oakland Park, Florida 7.0% 6
Grapefruit, super hoppy and hints of California sensimilla
- Victory, Summer Love Blonde Ale, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 5.2% 6
Light body, lemon verbena and hippy chicks in sundresses
- Lazy Magnolia, Southern Pecan Ale, Kiln, Mississippi 4.39% 6
Nutty, praline and caramel in this brown ale. Fantastic with duck
- Monk in the Trunk, Organic Belgium Amber Ale, Jupiter, Florida 5.5 % 6
Classic medium bodied style beer with an affinity for charcuterie or cheese
- Wynwood, Pops Porter, Miami, Florida 6.2 % 6
Creamy and rich, full of cocoa bean, mocha and as good with a chocolate pot-de-crème as it is
with the slow cooked brisket
- Oskar Blues, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Brevard, North Carolina 5.3% 6
Light and fresh and singing out of the glass like spring flowers
- Angelo Poretti, Premium Lager #4, Olona, Italy 5.5% 6
Fresh and vivacious with a crisp finish. Italy’s oldest brewery!
- Mixed Olives – Roasted garlic, citrus juices, olive oil 6
- Punjabi Chickpeas – Tomato, red onion, tamarind vinaigrette 6
- Pickled Shrimp – Lime juice, olive oil, jalapeño, cilantro served with pan con tomate 8
- Roasted Bacon – Bourbon pecan, chipotle BBQ, garden herbs 6
- Gravlax Salad – Romaine, spinach, salmon gravlax, pickled green bean, boiled egg, horseradish-mustard vinaigrette 14
- Soup de Jour – House-made soup prepared daily, ask your server for details 9
- Salt Cod Croquetas – Garlic aioli, lemon wedge 10
- House-made Yogurt Naan Bread – Goat cheese hummus, smoked baba ghanoush, herb chutney 11
- Charcuterie Plate – Duck prosciutto, grouper cheek rillette, finocchiona salami, garlic confit mustard 16
- Cheese Plate – Three artisan cheeses paired with seasonal accompaniments 16
- Trio of Roasted Squash – Butternut, Kabocha, and Patty Pan squash, Panang curry crème, toasted peanuts, pineapple 14
- Roasted Cauliflower – Toasted pistachios, turmeric, dates, mint, pomegranate molasses 13
- Hand-made Potato Gnocchi – Roasted mushrooms, arugula pesto, toasted pumpkin seeds, truffle oil 17 For a special treat add fresh shaved Burgundy truffle 10
- Pork Belly – Roasted corn purée, fried green tomato, green tomato gastrique 16
- Duck Confit – Curried lentils, peach-ginger chutney, fried okra 18
- Octopus “Naranja Agria” – Aji amarillo, papas bravas, Spanish paprika, jicama 18
- Slow Roasted Lamb Shank – Butternut squash polenta, arugula, olive salsa verde 22
- Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding – Maple crème anglaise, riesling-soaked raisins 9
- Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée – Rum-soaked raspberries 9
- Chocolate Pot de Crème – Vanilla mascarpone mousse, home-made nut crunch bar 10
Bianco, That’s White To You Gringo…
What’s that Tingle? White wines with high
acid that make you salivate for more!
- Eggo, Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Tupungato, Argentina 6.5 13 52
Sauvignon blanc from the Northwest of Greece. Kiwi, passion fruit and a dazzling backbone of titillating acidity. Fresh enough to get ya slapped! Let go me EGGO!
- Villa Sparina, Gavi di Gavi 2015 – Piedmont, Italy 5 10 40
Cortese is the grape. Ocean spray and salinity intermingle with fresh peach, jasmine and acacia.
Stone cold killin it with the salt cod!
- Schloss Hallburg, Silvaner 2012 – Franken, Germany 6.5 13 52
Juicy, vivacious, beautiful….and the wine’s not bad either! Perfect with the pickled shrimp or the salmon.
Aww, You Brought Flowers & Perfume…
Wonderfully fragrant wines that pack a bouquet
- Klaus Lentsch, Muller Thurgau 2013- Alto Adige, Italy 5.5 11 44
Muller Thurgau is the grape, vivacious with chamomile and marigolds on the nose and intense minerally
nerve on the palate. Blowing up with the yogurt Naan.
- Couly-Dutheil, Chinon Blanc “Les Chanteaux” 2014 – Loire Valley, France 6.5 13 52
Chenin Blanc bursting with tangerine, apple chutney and white river rocks on the palate.
Dry, crisp and from one of the most gangsta house’s around.
- HMR White, Xarel-lo 2014 – Penedes, Spain 6 12 48
Pretty, floral and delicious with dried pineapple and salinity. Awesome with the pickled shrimp or a warm belly.
Large And In Charge…
Luscious fuller bodied whites
- Movia, Ribolla 2010 – Brda, Slovenia 8 16 64
Rustic and rich, from the grape Ribolla or Rebula in Slovenia. Floral and all about a velvety, seamless texture and balance. Octopus people, for REAL!
- Talley, Chardonnay 2013 – Arroyo Grande Valley, California 6.5 13 52
Great texture and mouth feel; bright and aromatic shining with ocean spray, key limes and a long elegantly balanced finish
- Masseria Li Veli, Verdeca 2013 – Puglia, Italy 6 12 48
Made from the Verdeca grape this juice is exotically fruity with tons of bursting white peaches, and a dry white stone driven finish
Missing My Sweety Pie…
Whites with a little sweetness, but incredibly balanced
- Kuhling-Gillot, Riesling 2014 – Rheinhessen, Germany 5.5 11 44
A tiny producer making a slightly sweet organic wine with pineapple, peaches and ripping acidity. Bangin with BACON! A percentage of the profits are donated to my liver fund!
Roses Are Red, Or Pink…
- Heidi Schrock, Rosé Biscaya 2015 – Burgenland, Austria 6 12 48
Delicious and fresh, perfect for summer rain in the 305. Strawberries and nectarines flow from this dry dazzling beauty! Equally insane with warm afternoons and picnic baskets.
Rosso, Red Wine, Make You Feel So Fine…
Feeling a little dirty? Wines oozing earth appeal
- Occhipinti, SP 68 2015 – Sicily, Italy 7.5 15 60
Nero d’Avola & Frappato from one of the baddest ladies around, Arianna Occhipinti! Spicy, earthy and pure with a medium body and in need of duck.
- Castello Di Neive, Barbera d’Alba 2013 – Piedmont, Italy 7 14 56
Super delicious food friendly lavender, forest floor, a little fennel.
From the Santo Stefano vineyard considered Piedmont royalty. Gnocchi time!
- Vina Sastre 2014 – Ribera del Duero, Spain 5.5 11 44
Wow, totally cool biodynamic producer from a hot environment, pumping out fully restrained Tempranillo. Hints of char, baking spices and coffee.
Sleek And Firm, We Saw You Lookin’!…
Seamless well put together wines
- Domaine Besson, Givry, “Le Haut Colombier” 2013 – Burgundy, France 8 16 64
Single vineyard Pinot Noir bringing some funk-a-delic, super jams.
Bright red fruits, lean and svelte; a true Brick House! Palate boogie!
- Adriano, Barbaresco 2011 – Piedmont, Italy 9 18 72
Big Boy Juice! Nebbiolo is the grape, once again proving to be one of the greatest things in life. Red licorice, rose petal potpourri and a groovy balance of acid to tannin.
- Glatzer, Zweigelt, “Riedencuvee” 2013 6 12 48
Zweigelt is the red grape claim to fame in Austria. Black cherry, smooth and funky vibes with Molotov cocktail explosiveness.
Plus Sized Wines, Full Bodied…
If you’re into that kind of thing
- Koyle, “Royale” Carmenere 2011 – Alto Colchagua, Chile 5 10 40
Dark plums, raspberries and cypress interplay with funky earth on the finish. Don’t tell anyone but this could be the best winery in Chile that no one knows about!
- Frederic Brouca, Champ Pentus 2014 – Faugeres, France 6.5 13 52
Wild, herbaceous and smoky like Snoop Dogg, this is redolent with blackberries and a bit of petting zoo. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
- Abadia De Gomariz 2011 – Ribeiro, Spain 6 12 48
Boomingly dark, deep rich and brooding; the Malbec slayer! From the Northwest of Spain Blend of Souson, Brancellao, Ferrol and Mencia. Killer with the lamb!
- Savage, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Napa Valley, California 8.5 17 68
Richly balanced with mint, cassis, chocolate and bursting black berries. Monstrous production……150 cases!
Wines by the glass, from the Coravin…
Cora Who? Is that the lady from Iron Chef?
Ummmnn, no, but close. Coravin is a system designed to allow us to remove wine from a bottle without removing the cork. A needle penetrates the bottle without affecting the cork or allowing air into the bottle, thus preserving the wine. This allows us to offer you some amazing wines by the glass without uncorking the bottle! In short, some uber smart engineering dude had no life, so when he drinks wine he thinks about geek squad stuff
But nothing to do with Michael Jackson’s monkey
- Recaredo, Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2008 – Penedes, Spain 66
Ridiculous Biodynamic bad ass sparkler aged for 60 months in bottle. Made completely by hand. Bone dry, super ripe nose with gooseberry and chalk. Needs salty fried bits.
- Jean Francois Ganevat, “La Combe,” Cremant Du Jura, NV – Jura, France 75
No dosage, bone dry Chardonnay full of stony minerals and crushing acidity
- Lallier, Rose, Brut, NV – Champagne, France 100
Pure strawberries and cream in a glass, bone dry and scintillating!
- Krug, “Grand Cuvee,” NV – Champagne, France 250
The unequivocal King of great Champagne houses. Full, toasty, creamy and rich with pinpoint acidity, depth of flavor and sophistication like no other. Heath Porter of wines!
- Jacques Selosse, “Initial,” NV – Champagne, France 300
Yep, we have Selosse
Wacky Juice That Probably Only I Will Drink
Wine geek fav’s, that are a wee bit different, in a good way
- Maurice Schoech, Gewurztraminer, “Grand Cru Kaefferkopf” 2011 – Alsace, France 60
Gewurztraminer is the grape wafting out of the glass with fresh lychee, fruit cocktail and vibrant passion fruit, slightly sweet. Schoech makes delicate, graceful and elegant juice.
- Lackner Tinnacher, Weissburgunder 2010 – Styria, Austria 54
Medium bodied Pinot Blanc with Anjou pear and fresh quince, tons of floral aromas and a super crisp mineral driven acidity on the finish. Super clean and fresh!
- Channing Daughters, Tocai Friulano 2011 – Long Island, New York 44
Tocai Friulano, traditionally from Friuli in northeast Italy, this version comes to us from northeast Long Island. Light, direct, funky green fennel frond flavors, mmmm…croquetas.
- Kiralyudvar, Tokaji Furmint Sec 2012 – Tokaj, Hungary 46
From the indigenous grapes Furmint and Hárslevelu this wine is intense but very balanced. With yellow plums, jasmine and ocean spray.
- JL Chave, Saint-Jospeh, “Celeste” 2012 – Rhone Valley, France 59
Mostly Roussanne with a smidge of Marsanne from granite slopes in the Northern Rhone. Honeysuckle, roasted peaches, marzipan and a long toasted nut, creamy finish.
- Chateau Mercian, Koshu 2013 – Yamanashi, Japan 42
Fragrant, nutty and beautifully balanced wine. All about umami and freshness.
- Domaine Jean Vullien, Chignin-Bergeron 2012 – Savoie, France 43
Aromatic, fresh and vibrant. Honeysuckle and fresh flowers pour out of the glass in this Roussanne based wine from the Eastern border of France.
- Mas Des Dames 2011 – Languedoc, France 35
Mineral driven, limestone lovin, seashell suckin Grencahe Blanc from on of the greatest wineries in the South of France. Oui Chef!
- Colli di Lapio, Fiano Di Avellino 2014 – Campania, Italy 51
The BEST Fiano in the world! Fresh as a spring garden with incredible texture. 600 cases.
- Radikon, Oslavje 2007 – Venezia Giulia, Italy (500 ml) 67
As natural as a wine can be made from start to finish, with no sulfites added. Blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, but not your “normal” white wine.
- Wind Gap, Trousseau Gris 2012 – Russian River Valley, California 47
Firm and nutty wine, full of honeysuckle, and great texture. Rarely seen grape from a very cool growing environment.
You Zesty Thing!…
Super fresh juice… crisp with high acidity
- Giuseppe Quintarelli, “Secco Ca D’Merlo” 2014 – Veneto, Italy 77
The grapes Garganega, Trebbiano, Sauvignon, Saorin and Chardonnay combine to make a dazzling, exotic wine fresh enough to get us all slapped.
- Domaine Huet, Vouvray, “Le Mont,” Sec 2013 – Loire Valley, France 62
From one of the masters, pure scintillating Chenin Blanc that’s screams of a basket full of apples and chalky white earth. Flat out killer with salmon!
- Didier Dagueneau, Blanc Fume De Pouilly 2012 – Loire Valley, France 150
Although Didier passed in 2008, son Benjamin has picked right up producing full and precise world class Sauvignon Blanc. Iconic stash!
- Roger & Christophe Moreux, Sancerre, “Les Bouffants” 2013 – Loire Valley, France 56
Super fresh Sauvignon Blanc with enough citrus to make key lime pie; an acid heads dream, without those annoying hippies!
- Sattlerhof, Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – Sudsteirmark, Austria 46
From the hills of southern Austria around Styria, where Sauvignon Blanc has gone to find a new place to express itself. Wonderfully juicy with pineapple and yellow apple flavors.
- Domaine Sigalas, Assyrtiko/Athiri 2014 – Santorini, Greece 45
Two indigenous grapes full of saltiness, bright starfruit and white gravel volcanic earthiness. For years one of the best white wines in Greece.
- Pieropan, “Calvarino” 2011 – Veneto, Italy 60
Single vineyard “Calvarino = Little Calvary” representing how tough the soils in the vineyard are to work. Garganega is the base grape. Trebbiano finishes the blend. Awesome with veggies.
- Van Volxem, Riesling 2011 – Mosel, Germany 55
The Antithesis of the worlds perception of Riesling. This shit is so dry you can blow the dust off it! This shit is so dry you can blow the dust off it. Quartz soils and Biodynamic. Kick it!
- Krauthaker, Grasevina 2014 – Kutjevo, Croatia 34
Vlado Krauthaker is the best producer of Welsh Riesling in the world with over 40 vintages under his belt. Yellow flowers and ripe Georgia peaches, this is Croatia’s best.
- Zarate, Albarino 2013 – Rias Baixas, Spain 49
From one of the best producers in Spain, superbly aromatic and juicy.
But I Only Drink Chardonnay…
Believe it or not, white wines can be full bodied and rich and not be chardonnay, it’s true.
- Overnoy-Crinquand, Chardonnay, Arbois-Pupillin2010 – Jura, France 53
Intense mineral driven, funky earthy true classic Chardonnay
- Albert Boxler, Pinot Gris, “Reserve” 2012 – Alsace, France 59
Super intense and voluptuous Pinot Gris full of ripe Georgia peaches, fresh nectarines with a solid backbone of acidity and richness.
- Domaine Ostertag, Riesling, “Muenchberg Grand Cru” 2010 – Alsace, France 73
Slightly sweet, perfectly in balance. A fuller bodied style of Riesling from sandy, volcanic soils. Spicy on the finish with hints of green tea and brininess.
- Miani, Friulano 2012 – Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy 125
Rich, creamy and vibrant with white peaches and green wild flowers. Nearly impossible to find, “No treble here, all ‘bout that bass!”
- Querciabella, Batar 2010 – Tuscany, Italy 130
Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc bind together to form this age worthy, mineral fueled fat cat white. Biodynamic with a hint of toast, phenomenal with gnocchi.
- Gaja, Rossi, Bass 2012 – Piedmont, Italy 145
Great acidity, citron, honeysuckle and river rocks run wild through this renowned chardonnay. Its Gaja for under $150, duh!!!!!!!
- Emmerich Knoll, Gruner Veltliner, “Loibner” 2014 – Wachau, Austria 54
Beautifully bright, spring garden wines bursting with apricots and sea spray. Spicy little devil from one of the greats.
- Domaine Chevillon, Bourgogne Aligote 2013 – Burgundy, France 47
Royalty in Burgundy; the grape is Aligote and it sizzles with mind blowing acid and minerality. Classically styled wine from a great producer.
- Vincent Mothe, Chablis, “Vaucoupin” 2014 – Burgundy, France 53
Chardonnay gettin stoned, limestoned that is. Grown on Kimmeridgian limestone this wine shows slick, stony minerality, hints of peaches and chalk dust. Something fishy.
- Daniel–Etienne Defaix, Chablis, “Cote De Lechet” 2002 – Burgundy, France 110
Incredible Premier Cru parcel from 50+ year old vines from a great vintage. This shit is DOPE!
- Domaine Dubuet-Monthelie, Meursault 2011 – Burgundy, France 99
Full, but not creamy, lean and carrying its body well, Perfectly ripe zesty citrus fruits in a powerful, mineral induced form.
- Xavier Monnot, Meursault, “Le Limozin” 2010 – Burgundy, France 105
Situated next to some of the best vineyard sites in Meursault, Limozin is an underrated vineyard promoting precise, full bodied wines with tons of citrus and river rock.
- Jadot, Hospice de Beaune, Meursault, “Genevrieres” 1997 – Burgundy, France 135
Founded in 1443, the Hospice gives back to the ill and poor from wine lots donated in Burgundy. These wines are always standard bearers; Chardonnay in a mineral driven state, with age and ridiculous depth.
- Francois Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet, “Les Folatieres” 2013 – Burgundy, France 125
Pristine Premier Cru Chardonnay, lemon curd, hazelnuts and limestone. Delicious!
- Leroy, Montagny, “Premier Cru” 2006 – Burgundy, France 130
From the south of Burgundy this chardonnay is naturally produced and carries a bit more power and intensity than most wines of this level. Solid vintage, perfect juice.
- Pierre Yves Colin-Morey, Saint-Aubin, “En Remilly,” Premier Cru 2012– Burgundy, France 105
Refined and robust Chardonnay from one of the rising stars in Burgundy. Rich and elegant with a creamy rich body that goes on forever.
- Pierre Yves Colin-Morey, Saint-Aubin, “En Remilly,” Premier Cru 2012 – Burgundy, France 105
Refined and robust Chardonnay from one of the rising stars in Burgundy. Rich and elegant with a creamy rich body that goes on forever.
- Pierre Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet, “Les Baudines” 2011 – Burgundy, France 170
Hell yeah, one of the most sought after Chardonnay’s in the world. Perfect in a balanced, vivacious style. This is how you get your Chardonnay on!
- Capuano-Ferreri, Chassagne-Montrachet, “Cuvee Prestige” 2013 – Burgundy, France 77
Rich and viscous Chardonnay with flavors of blood orange and Meyer lemon. Full and plush with a full mineral edge on the finish. Classic Burgundian finesse!
- Deux Montille, Pernand-Vergelesses 2011 – Burgundy, France 68
This Chardonnay reeks of gravel and limestone with smooth power and an abundance of energetic firm acidity that carries its weight well.
- Tyler, “Sanford & Benedict,” Chardonnay 2012– Santa Rita Hills, California 99
Not typically the first to write anything about Cali chardonnay, but there’s something artsy fartsy about this one. Lean and long doing its best Burgundy imitation from the Central Coast.
- Lioco, Chardonnay 2014 – Sonoma County, California 44
Medium bodied crowd pleaser that combines a bit of creamy kumquat rind with river rock on the palate. Great with octopus and all things fowl.
- Hanzell, Chardonnay 2012 – Sonoma Valley, California 116
The food lovers Chardonnay, fresh and pure with a touch of new oak and medium body. Perfect with roasted cauliflower or gnocchi.
- Matthiasson, “Linda Vista,” Chardonnay 2013 – Napa, California 66
Crisp apples, ripe melon, hints of fresh cream and driven by minerality. Smooth and vibrant Chardonnay.
- Matthiasson, “Linda Vista,” Chardonnay 2013 – Napa, California 66
Crisp apples, ripe melon, hints of fresh cream and driven by minerality.
Smooth and vibrant Chardonnay.
- Ignios Origenes, Marmajuelo 2014 – Tenerife, Canary Islands 45
Full and juicy, this is a wine driven from the earth and full of richness. Like pear tarte tatin with a bit of salt and gardenia blossom.
- COS, “Rami” 2014 – Sicily, Italy 56
Rustic and rich, Insolia and Grecanico are the grapes. Scorched earth and bees wax, this wine is all about aromatics and texture. Cauliflower heaven.
The Heavyweight Division…
Wines that are full bodied or extremely age-able and not scared to chew on your ear or face
- Ciro du Cropio, Damis Riserva 2005 – Calabria, Italy 69
From the grape Gaglioppo, earthy, funky, groovy and incredibly balanced.
- Scarbolo, Merlot 2013 – Friuli, Italy 39
From the Northeast of Italy, this merlot exudes wild berries, cardamom and toast.
- Pepper Bridge, Merlot 2011 – Walla Walla, Washington 85
Juicy and plump, dark plums and menthol drive this soft balanced and full wine; Perfect for children of all ages.
- La Lecciaia, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009 – Tuscany, Italy 75
Riserva level Brunello with age under 100 smackers, YES PLEASE!
- Valdicava, Brunello di Montalcino 2006 – Tuscany, Italy 200
One of the power houses of Sangiovese production, great now, insane in 15 years.
- Castello Di Ama, Haiku 2011 – Tuscany, Italy 120
Juicy cloven blueberry, full of leather, pencil lead and bay leaf flavors. Great bottling of Cab Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese in a refined, elegant style.
- Jamsheed, Syrah, “Healesville” 2011 – Yarra Valley, Australia 86
From vines planted in 1890, this Syrah comes from clay and ironstone soils which drives great complexity of mineral based earthiness with ripe black peppery fruit. Heaven for spice heads, and Spice Girls!
- Clos D’Agon, “Amic” 2010 – Catalunya, Spain 58
Juicy, spicy red fruit with a firm backbone of tannin and clove finish. Blend of Garnacha, Merlot, Cab Sauvignon and Monastrell.
- Vina Pedrosa, Reserva 2007 – Ribera Del Duero, Spain 69
Mellow monster, full of cocoa, vanilla and Chinese 5 spice (also our fav Spice Girl)!
- Arzuaga, Reserva 2010 – Ribera Del Duero, Spain 115
A powerhouse Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) from some of the best vineyards in Spain. Full and rich with tons of dark fruit and spicy char.
- Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie 2013 – Corbieres, France 45
ANIMAL, that’s the smell, deep, intense, dirty, funky…like the kids locker next to you in gym class stunk, because he never took his sweaty clothes home! Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault.
- Silvio Giamello, Barbaresco 2010 – Piedmont, Italy 70
Serious wine for a small investment. Bits of mint and spring flower potpourri. Great by itself, even better with a table of friends.
- Castello Di Neive, Barbaresco Riserva 2006 – Piedmont, Italy 115
From the Santo Stefano vineyard, it’s like J. LO hanging out in Colorado. Herbaceous and firm; a classic beauty.
- Cordero di Montezemolo, Barolo, “Monfalletto” 1990 – Piedmont, Italy 200
Awesome vineyard, awesome vintage, awesome winery! Pimping and Bitchin all at the same time!
- Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo 2009 – Piedmont, Italy 175
At the opposite end of the spectrum, one of the most traditional producers of all time. Brooding, sleekly hungry wines of glory.
- Paolo Bea, Montefalco Sagrantino, “Pagliaro” 2008 – Umbria, Italy 144
The King of Sagrantino, this juice is inky dark and dense with molasses, roasted meats and tobacco. Velvety and pure gluttony with pork cheeks. Aloha stretchy pants.
- Corte Lenguin, Amarone della Valpolicella 2011 – Veneto, Italy 79
Wine with attitude; rich, viscous, curvy and a little sweet, not to be taken lightly. Like Beyonce in a glass!
- Amavi, Cabernet Sauvignon 2013– Walla Walla, Washington 61
Full and viscous with menthol, coffee beans and mission figs. Let’s gargle!
- A Proper Claret by Bonny Doon 2013 – Santa Cruz, California 45
The Juicy Lucy, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Petit Verdot, Tannat and Syrah. Blue and black fruits run through this crowd pleaser like water through the tourists in ole Mexico!
- Arnot-Roberts, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Bugay Vineyards” 2011 – Sonoma Valley, California 135
Full bodied with restraint, nice to know this still exists in Cali Cab. All elegance, all the time.
- Ridge, Monte Bello 1995 – Santa Cruz Mountains, California 425
As far as Cabernet blends go, this is THE BEST Cali has to offer.
- Terrebrune, Trias 2011 – Bandol, France 68
Fantastic earth driven wine led by Mourvedre on blue Trias limestone soils. Violets, pepper, rosemary, pig over a spit aromas and spicy love on the finish.
- Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol 2000 – Bordeaux, France 92
95% Merlot, killer texture with licorice, pencil lead and leather from a bombastic vintage.
- Chateau Bernadotte, Haut-Medoc 2005 – Bordeaux, France 60
Great unclassified house from a powerhouse year. Score!
- Chateau Gruaud Larose, St. Julien 1989 – Bordeaux, France 395
Second growth beauty from an outrageous vintage, truffles, dried herbs, anise, graphite.
This wine is older than half the employees here.
- Chateau Musar 2007 – Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 120
One of the greatest wineries in the world! Ridiculous depth and sophistication in this Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault blend.
Light and Sassy…
Like a pillow fight in a strawberry field… we don’t know what that means either?
- Corte Sant’Alda, Valpolicella, “Ca’Fiui” 2012 – Veneto, Italy 50
Biodynamic wine produced from Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara. Violets, strawberries and vibrant earthiness drive this wine to a night out with charcuterie.
- Seven Fuentes 2014 – Tenerife, Canary Islands 49
You dirty little thing you! Liston Negro is the grape from some of the highest vineyards in Europe. Black pepper protrudes from this high acid indulgence. Octopus please!
- Domaine Diochon, Moulin-a-Vent 2013 – Beaujolais, France 46
Cassis and granite pour from this classic Gamay. One of the old school best producers retaining natural acid levels with bright aromatics and a bone dry finish.
- Movia, Pinot Nero 2009 – Brda, Slovenia 75
From one of the craziest dudes ever, Ales Kristancic makes some of the most crip juice anywhere. It just happens to be in Slovenia. Dark, earthy pinot with major complex textures. Dig it.
- Aberrant, Pinot Noir 2012 – Willamette Valley, Oregon 58
Confero = to bring together, this Pinot is a blend of 3 vineyard sites each bringing their own personality to the party. Great vintage for this little naughty, all about the texture.
- Foxen, Pinot Noir 2013 – Santa Maria Valley, California 65
Bill Wathen is a super wine geek, he makes the juice. Owner Dick Dore can’t shoot a rabbit from 10 paces. If you don’t know Foxen wines, then you don’t know Dick….or Bill!
- Hirsch, Pinot Noir, “The Bohan-Dillon” 2013 – Sonoma Coast, California 83
Super hands on production from the little guys. This wine is about balance, spice and everything nice.
- Jadot, Hospice de Beaune, Corton, “Charlotte Dumay” 1997 – Burgundy, France 135
From two Grand Cru vineyard sites and some of the greatest vines in the world. Precise and toned with refined tannin structure and beautiful earth driven aromatics.
- Domaine de Montille, Nuits St. George, “Aux Thorey” 2009– Burgundy, France 120
A bit of power and lushness in this vintage from a classic Premier Cru vineyard. Red fruits dance with warm earthy scents of black tea and cinnamon. If only a candle smelled like this.
- La Pousse d’Or, Volnay, “Clos Des 60 Ouvrees” 2007 – Burgundy, France 140
Ah! The beauty that is supreme Premier Cru Burgundy with a little age on it. Texture of the velvet jumpsuit Elvis wore, pre Vegas years only of course.
- Capuano-Ferreri, Santenay, “Vieilles Vignes” 2013 – Burgundy, France 60
Smokey, rich and spicy Pinot Noir in Santenay, absurd value and screaming mad juice.
- Leroy, Chorey-les-Beaune 2005 – Burgundy, France 150
When one of the greatest producers in the world gets together with one of the best vintages in the world and works with some of the best grapes in the world, guess what happens? Mad crip juice!
- Abbazia di Novacella, Lagrein 2012 – Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy 39
This Abbazia (Abbey) has been producing wine since 1142. Those are some tired monks. Lagrein is herbaceous, dark and full of plums and currants.
- Cantine Valpane, Grignolino, “Euli” 2012 – Piedmont, Italy 33
Lighter in alcohol and body Grignolino can confuse with its pure fruity aromas, but full dry tannins and lively acidity drive the juice. Great with cheese and fruit compotes.
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Medium to full body, these wines are fleshy, sturdy and most of all smell invigorating
- Ar.Pe.Pe, Sassella, “Stella Retica” Riserva 2006 – (Valtellina Superiore) Lombardy, Italy 99
Possibly the greatest producer of nebbiolo outside of Piedmont, here the grape is known as Chiavennasca but still has that rich and floral greatness. Rustic awesomeness.
- Famiglia Marrone, “Passione” 2011 – Langhe, Italy 54
Blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo, soft and round with juicy dark fruits and firm earthy tar. Made for duck.
- Tselepos, Agiorgitiko, “Driopi Classic” 2012 – Nemea, Greece 49
Medium bodied with all sorts of cran-raisin and pecan skin on the finish.
- Domaine de la Chanteleuserie, Bourgueil, “Beauvais” 2012 – Loire Valley, France 44
Fresh and delicious Cabernet Franc, humming its tune of tarragon, thyme and roasted peppers. Super small production, mouth watering acidity.
- Valduero, Crianza 2011 – Ribera Del Duero, Spain 52
Tempranillo from one of the original properties in the region. Good power, yet balanced without too much oak.
- Mastroberardino, Taurasi, “Radici” 2008 – Campania, Italy 97
Groundbreaking winery that put Campania wines on the map. Aglianico is the grape from one vineyard, showing its “Radici = Roots,” Spicy, dark, meaty and firm.
- Yves Leccia, Patrimonio 2010 – Corsica, France 64
Niellucciu and Grenache are the grapes and they are 2 wild and crazy guys. Like nothing you’ve ever tried, bring me a duck! Please?
- Gramercy Cellars, Syrah, “Lower East” 2013 – Columbia Valley, Washington 59
Master Sommelier Greg Harrington makes Syrah in a cooler environment, chopped full of spicy black fruits and pepper, hints of bacon and a bit of menthol.
- Domenico Clerico, “Visadi,” Dolcetto 2013 – Langhe, Italy 48
Taught, lean and sinewy, violets, button mushrooms and tarragon.
- Emidio Pepe, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2003 – Abruzzo, Italy 135
The King of Montepulciano, Emidio Pepe. Acidity, nutty, tar, and leather. Meaty and perfect with octopus, full bodied meats.
- La Quercia, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2014 – Abruzzo, Italy 36
Juicy and delicious, this red comes from the very underrated Montepulciano grape. An easy going grape who could be led as easily to some gnocchi as it could to some cheese.
- Remirez de Ganuza, “Fincas Reserva” 2008 – Rioja, Spain 85
Not an OG, but playing hardcore in Rioja. Very new world in style. Tempranillo with red fruits, spice and a dense concentration.
- Lopez de Heredia, “Vina Tondonia Reserva” 2003 – Rioja, Spain 75
One of the greatest vineyards sites in Rioja, made by the most classic winery in the region. A very ripe vintage produced by a deft, lithe, elegant hand.
- Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina Riserva, “Bucerchiale” 2011 – Tuscany, Italy 62
One of the greats of Chianti throwing hard core, old school Sangiovese like nobody’s B’Ness. Tobacco, plum, currants and soft earth make this perfect with anything red or meat.
- Tikves 2010 – Barovo, Macedonia 43
Located high in the mountains of Macedonia, the grapes Vranec and Kratosija provide a fuller, earthier style.
- Dei, Rosso di Montepulciano 2014 – Tuscany, Italy 48
Rose petals, tart cherries and fresh basil pomodoro flavors vibrate through this Sangiovese. Welcome it to the table daytime, night time, all the damn time.
- Cos, Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2012 – Sicily, Italy 63
Frappato and Nero D’Avola are the grapes. They reek of where they come from with brambly red berries and crushed rock. Friendly to every cow its ever met.
- Riofavara, Eloro, “Spaccaforno” 2010 – Sicily, Italy 38
Nero d’Avola in its true Mediterranean element. Blood orange, spicy rich earthy tones and a vibrant finish. Dry and great with slow cooked meats.
- Nicolas Badel, St. Joseph 2013 – Rhone Valley, France 62
Syrah at its purest expression. Uniquely aromatic with smells of bacon fat, wild herbs, black pepper and a driving acidity that leads to a dark graphite earth finish.
- Giuseppe Quintarelli, “Rosso Ca D’Merlo” 2006 – Veneto, Italy 135
God rest his soul, Mr. Quintarelli passed early in 2013. Here we have the chance to celebrate and taste the excellence that has always been associated with any wine the “King” has produced. Velvety texture, seamless balance, intoxicating fragrance; please feel free to send this bottle back so I can drink the whole damn thing!